Veeam Failover Plans – 1 click failovers and More goodness from V8

Planned Failover

Innovation never stops at Veeam and they shall release version 8 of their flagship product this quarter. During VMworld Barcelona I could gather some further details on what’s expected in Veeam Availability Suite 8, but not all features has been unweiled yet. There is a lot of new – over 100 new features planned! If you haven’t checked [...]

Zerto Virtual Replication for Hyper-V Announced – First Step towards Mixed Environments and Cloud Fabric

Zerto Cloud fabric

Zerto announced support for Hyper-V platform. but their long term strategy is to create Zerto Cloud Fabric allowing to replicate VMs between different hypervizors (including the on-the-fly-conversion). The hyper-V announcement was scheduled exactly for TechEd Europe in Barcelona (just started yesterday) and will allow to protect critical workloads on this platform. The cloud fabric announce is pretty [...]

Flash VM Boot Feature Available in New Release of Nakivo Backup and Replication 5.0


Already 5th release by Nakivo. If you never heard about Nakivo I’d invite you to read my detailed post about their Backup and Replication solution for VMware. Nakivo has a virtual appliance approach, but can also be installed in Windows or Linux VM or directly on physical server. This is quite flexible compared to the [...]

VDP advanced compared to VDP Standard and Migration Options

VDP and VDP Advanced

vSphere Data Protection, based on Amavar’s code (EMC), it is packaged as backup appliance which can leverage existing virtual infrastructure to be implemented. No need to buy a new hardware for installation of this backup server. In this post I compare VDP advanced compared to VDP Standard and how to migrate from standard to advanced. [...]

Trilead Backup 5.1 For VMware and Hyper-V Enterprise Edition Released

Trilead 5.1 Modern UI based on HTML

Trilead just released a new enterprise edition of their flagship product Trilead Backup 5.1.  One of the major new features is instant VM recovery which allows recover VM directly from the backup repository instead of waiting for the full restore to happen. Also new is AD integration and Roles Based Access where you are able [...]

vSphere Replication With Single vCenter – How to configure?

How to configure vSphere replication with single vCenter Server

VMware has recently updated many products after those has been announced during VMworld 2014 in San Francisco. I have reported on that in my detailed post which shows that 30 products parts are the part of the vSphere 5.8 suite, went out GA that day. vSphere Replication 5.0 was one of the announced products as well [...]

VMware vSphere Data Protection – How to Reattach Data Disks if VDP Appliance Won’t Start

vSphere Data protection - how to reattach existing data disks

In case VDP appliance has problem and cannot boot up there is still a way to recover your backups even if your VDP appliance was not backed up (the system) or copied elsewhere. This is because the actual backups are stored at the data disks.   Normally the best practice is to deploy the VDP [...]

VMware vSphere Data Protection (VDP) is Showing Unlicensed on Cluster Level

VMware VDP not licensed

VMware VDP and VDP advanced starts to become more popular. One of the main reasons perhaps is the possibility to leverage existing virtual infrastructure to deploy the product without additional Windows licensing. Often Small businesses do invest into a virtual infrastructure but the real utilization is far from 100% the first years. Admins are creating [...]

vSphere Replication 5.8 Featuring Cloud Replication


vSphere Replication 5.8 announced together with vSphere Data Protection 5.8 during VMworld, brings in an interesting possibility to replicate directly to the cloud service provider. When configuring the replication of your VM, you not only have possibility to replicate to another vCenter server, but also to cloud service provider’s facility. This could be any of [...]